Let me just say that I so greatly appreciate every single comment you leave on this blog. There is no better feeling than when you spend hours on a post and receive a truly thoughtful comment. Even with memes, which don't take as long to write, I am always so grateful to see that people took time out of their day to leave a comment.
My general policy when receiving comments is to reply to them. If you're a blogger, I go to your blog and leave a comment. If you're not a blogger, I reply on my own blog using the handy dandy "reply" button Blogger finally installed a few months ago.
Unfortunately, I haven't done a fantastic job of replying recently.
The gist of the reason why is this: I want to put out quality posts, while managing hours worth of homework and work for school activities, not to mention the hours spent at other activities and my job. So in the time I allot to blogging, I have to choose: Do I reply to the comments I just got on In My Mailbox, or do I write the post that needs to go up tomorrow? Naturally, the post wins.
That doesn't mean I won't reply to your comments. It will just take me a while. That means I could reply within 5 minutes of you posting a comment, or 5 weeks. But I will reply.
So thank you for your patience, your understanding, and, of course, your comments!
How do you deal with comments?